Technology

Google in breach of Dutch data laws

“Google spins an invisible web of our personal data,” said the DPA chairman. Google breached Dutch data protection laws by combining data on users of its different services, said the Netherlands’ privacy watchdog. The decision came after a seven-month investigation…

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Bitcoin theft closes drug website

The FBI’s closure of the Silk Road has led to problems for other users of the dark net Dark net market Sheep Marketplace has shut down after $5.3m (£3.3m) in bitcoins was stolen from the site. The site shut down…

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France orders search engine blocks

Certain sites that stream copyrighted content will be blocked A court in France has ordered Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to block 16 video-streaming sites from their search results. The case was brought by five groups representing film companies, distributors and…

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Toq extends smartwatch battery life

Qualcomm is making the Toq available only to US consumers Qualcomm has released a smartwatch that it says can last days between recharges despite the fact its touchscreen display is always on. The US company says the “limited edition” Toq…

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China’s Huawei to roll out 4G service in Ethiopian capital

(Reuters) – Ethiopia’s state-run Ethio Telecom said on Thursday it had picked Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s second largest telecom equipment maker, to roll out a high-speed 4G network across the capital Addis Ababa. The introduction of the service…

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Dutch privacy watchdog says Google breaks data law

(Reuters) – Google’s practice of combining personal data from its many different online services violates Dutch data protection law, the country’s privacy watchdog said on Thursday after a seven-month investigation. The Dutch Data Protection Authority, or DPA, asked Google to…

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Amazon Germany says more worried about snow than strikes

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has no intention of bowing to pressure from striking workers in Germany, its second biggest market behind the United States, and is more worried about bad weather hurting Christmas deliveries, its country head said. “We are…

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U.S. online startup makes going solar as easy as booking travel

(Reuters) – In a first on Monday, an online marketplace will allow U.S. homeowners to weigh options for going solar as easily as they can compare prices for airline tickets. Geostellar, a startup backed by power producer NRG Energy Inc,…

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Deutsche Telekom to cut 4,000 jobs at IT unit T: Systems

The logo of Deutsche Telekom AG is seen on top of the company’s headquarter in Bonn May 24, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay (Reuters) – Deutsche Telekom plans to cut around 7.5 percent…

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Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Soars on Kickstarter

Designing the perfect paper airplane — the one that flies the farthest and the fastest — is about to get easier. Power Up 3.0, built by designer Shai Goitein, promises to give your basic paper model an upgrade, using a…

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